THE CITY OF KILKENNY


The sculpture is named Cainneach (Saint Canice - patron of Kilkenny) and it was made by Spanish sculptor Saturio Alonso in 1999.

I think that I saw it at a different location when I visited Kilkenny a few years ago. I could be wrong but I believed that it was located outside a bank on Parliament Street the first time I saw it and it was a water feature.

It is now located on Vicar Street at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.



JULY 2021 VISIT TO KILKENNY CITY

The Butler Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and museum in Kilkenny, Ireland. It presents a collection of works by Irish and international artists from the 18th century to the present day. A wing has been devoted to the work of the Callan artist Tony O'Malley and his wife Jane.
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Talbot's Inch Village was a planned village sponsored by Ellen Odette Desart (née Bischoffsheim), fourth Countess of Desart (1857-1933) as accommodation for workers associated with the Kilkenny Woodworkers Company together with the nearby Greenvale Woollen Mills. Built to designs prepared by William Alphonsus Scott (1871-1921) in a characteristic Arts-and-Crafts style.
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Kilkenny's new Riverside Garden and Skatepark opened to the public in June 2021 however the skatepark has been operational since the beginning of May and has proved to be very popular. While the Riverside Garden project provides a significant extension to the riverside walkways through the city, plans to extend this further to provide connectivity under Greens Bridge, connecting with the Linear Park at Bishops Meadows/Riverside Drive are also currently being progressed with funding from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.
RIVERSIDE GARDEN IN KILKENNY - NEW

Sculpture in Kilkenny by Brian King. The plaque explains how to read the sundial and how to convert sun time to clock time. Arabic hour numerals are carved into the seats of the picnic stools.
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The sculpture is named Cainneach (Saint Canice - patron of Kilkenny) and it was made by Spanish sculptor Saturio Alonso in 1999.

I think that I saw it at a different location when I visited Kilkenny a few years ago. I could be wrong but I believed that it was located outside a bank on Parliament Street the first time I saw it and it was a water feature.

It is now located on Vicar Street at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.



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St. Mary's was amongst the largest and most prestigious parish churches in medieval Ireland. It was built, probably in the late twelfth century, as a chapel for the then newly constructed Kilkenny castle.
ST. MARY

The Lacken Walk, which forms part of the River Nore Linear Park, follows the east bank of the River Nore as it flows south for Bennetsbridge. Access from either the ring road at Ossory bridge or from the "Lacken Steps" at the end of Maudlin Street/Dublin Road (near the viewing area).
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The forerunner to a Public Library in Kilkenny was the Kilkenny Circulating Library in the early 1800's which had a reading room for members in the Tholsel which is now known as City Hall, the home of Kilkenny Borough Council.

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There is now a pedestrian bridge connecting John's Quay to Bateman Quay which is home to a courthouse and the new Thomas Woodgate Memorial.

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The sculpture is named Cainneach (Saint Canice - patron of Kilkenny) and it was made by Spanish sculptor Saturio Alonso in 1999.

I think that I saw it at a different location when I visited Kilkenny a few years ago. I could be wrong but I believed that it was located outside a bank on Parliament Street the first time I saw it and it was a water feature.

It is now located on Vicar Street at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.



VOID ANCHORED - A STEEL SCULPTURE

The remnants of the old Talbot's Inch Suspension Bridge have been exposed whilst Kilkenny County Council has undertaken maintenance works along the River Nore linear park.
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The Duck pond in the Castle Park is a wildfowl sanctuary for Ducks, little Grebe, Waterhens, Coots and the occasional Swan. Th duck pond trail is a 0.2 mile (431-step) route with an elevation gain of about 0 ft and is rated as easy.
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I MANAGED TO VISIT KILKENNY AT THE END OF JULY 2021


I have visited Kilkenny every year since 2011 and every visit it rained most, if not all, of the time.

In 2018 we had a heatwave here in Ireland, but when I visited Kilkenny it did not rain but the sky was overcast most of the time. On my first day I used a Sony 85mm GM lens and on the second day I used a Sony 24-70mm GM lens.

Because of a death in the family I had to move my late 2019 booking to April 2020.

Because of Covid-19 travel restrictions I had no option but to cancel all my 2020 visits to the city. Starting in January 2021 I booked a hotel every month and had to cancel and rebook until the last week in July 2021.
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